In New York, coverage is available for hormone therapy (including cross-sex hormones and pubertal suppressants), surgeries, and other procedures. In order to receive coverage, you have to have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria and your doctor has say that the treatment you seek is medically necessary.
New York has two types of Medicaid: fee for service and managed care plans. Your request for gender-affirming care may be different depending on which type of Medicaid you have. Note that if you are under the age of 18, you need parental consent for any and all medical treatment.
The process can feel complicated and overwhelming, but you are entitled to this coverage and if you need help compiling the paperwork, you can call Legal Aid’s Access to Benefits Helpline on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 9:30 am – 12:30 p.m. at 888-663-6880.